A Sweet Collectible: Antique Cream Separators


| 5/12/2010 10:07:36 AM


Tags: National Dairy Month, cream separator, early 20th century life,

 A separators and an unusual round DeLaval milking machine crate. Courtesy of Kent Gordon. 
A separator and an unusual round DeLaval
milking machine crate. Courtesy of Kent Gordon.
 
 

June is National Dairy Month.

It is also, among other things, National Iced Tea Month, National Candy Month and National Don’t Eat Cheese After Noon Month. And no, I don’t make up this stuff: As Will Rogers famously observed, “I don’t have to!”

Back to Dairy Month. At Farm Collector, we’re celebrating that by taking a long, hard, loving look at cream separators. In the history of civilization many noteworthy discoveries have immeasurably improved the lot of mankind and fostered the march of progress. Penicillin? General relativity? Copernican theory? Yes, each has its place – but don’t overlook the role of the cream separator.

Without cream separators, the process of separating cream from milk would be vastly slower, less efficient and highly prone to quality issues. Without separators, there’d be less cream – and less ice cream.

Industry experts might argue this point, but I’m pretty well convinced that America runs on ice cream. Need proof? Visit any antique tractor show. If you see people – especially men – standing in line, chances are very good that there’s an ice cream freezer at the far end. In my experience, there are at least two things that the average man has very little patience for: shopping and standing in line for anything other than ice cream. Auctions are a curious exception to that rule, but that is a topic for another day, say, during National Auction Month.

chris witt
4/29/2011 8:29:12 AM

Hi Mr Lombardi, I do know a bit about Galloway cream seperators. Galloway was made in Waterloo IA. Wm Galloway was from my hometown of Reinbeck IA. Where are you located? I may be interested in purchasing.


bud lombardi
4/19/2011 12:01:04 PM

Im trying to find out about Galloway cream separators. I bought one at a farm sale,it appears to be a Galloway 1913 sanitary cream seperator #9 any help or intrest please contact me here im trying to sell it.Thanks Bud


bud lombardi
4/19/2011 11:59:38 AM

Im trying to find out about Galloway cream separators. I bought one at a farm sale,it appears to be a Galloway 1913 sanitary cream seperator #9 any help or intrest please contact me here im trying to sell it.Thanks Bud